Subject: Spread the word! Pike Conference 2006
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Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 AD 18:14:11 -0400

Dear Pike users!

Please help us with the 2006 Pike Conference by spreading the word!

Here are two press releases you can forward to 
your local community, especially in Europe as 
there have never been more ways to get to Riga.

If you know of regional FLOSS sites you want to 
send it to, please let us know where it has gone. 
We have contacted and will continue to contact 
the main Linux magazines and news sites.

Thanks!

Michael Dexter
Pike Conference Coordinator


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13th, 2006
For more information contact:
Michael Dexter conference@gotpike.org

Event Announcement: Pike Conference 2006 - Riga, Latvia October 18th-22nd, 2006

Calling all Pike users and web application developers!

The annual Pike language conference will be held 
at the University of Latvia in Riga, October 
18th-22nd, 2006.

Users and developers of all levels of experience 
are invited to beautiful Riga, Latvia to attend 
the year's biggest Pike event. Presentation and 
workshop topics will include the Caudium, Open 
sTeam and Roxen web servers, LPC and many other 
Pike-related tools. This year's conference will 
feature a daily Beginner's Tutorial and the 
unveiling of the new book, "Pike: An 
Introduction." The book's editors, H. William 
Welliver III and Martin Bähr, will be on hand to 
sign copies and answer questions.

The Call for Papers and Registration are open and 
can be found at: http://conference.gotpike.org/

About the Pike Language

While the Pike programming language and its 
predecessors have provided the "heavy lifting" of 
many Internet services for almost two decades, it 
is only now receiving the attention it deserves. 
Pike made its mark on the World Wide Web as the 
foundation for the powerful Roxen web server, and 
has since expanded its reach to the desktop. Pike 
is best known as the foundation for the Roxen and 
Caudium web servers and the Open sTeam 
collaborative learning platform, but has expanded 
into all areas of computing.

Pike is a open source, dynamic, object-oriented 
language with a C-like syntax. It is strictly and 
loosely-typed, and like Java, is converted to 
byte code by its interpreter prior to execution. 
Pike offers a compelling alternative to Java, 
Python, Perl, PHP and Ruby for writing 
multiprotocol Internet applications.

The Pike language: http://pike.ida.liu.se
The Caudium web server: http://caudium.net
The Open sTeam platform: http://www.open-steam.org

About the University of Latvia

The University of Latvia (www.lu.lv/eng/) opened 
its doors in 1919 after Latvia declared its 
independence, and is Latvia's top academic 
institution. The Pike Conference 2006 is being 
organized with the University of Latvia Linux 
Centre (linux.edu.lv), which will be celebrating 
its one year anniversary one week before the 
conference. The Linux Centre exists to serve 
three functions: to popularize Free and Open 
Source software and break the stereotype that it 
is only for use by computer specialists; to serve 
as a repository of open source knowledge and 
tools; and finally, to distribute open source 
software in Latvia via mirrors and a software 
directory.

About the Republic of Latvia

Latvia is a new EU member state and was one of 
the most technologically-advanced regions of 
Europe prior to World War 2. It is the birthplace 
of the Minox miniature camera and once had the 
most sophisticated telephone network in Europe. 
Its capital Riga is one of the architectural gems 
of Northern Europe, and its beautiful countryside 
is endowed with many remarkable palaces and 
castles. For more information, visit 
latviatourism.lv




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13th, 2006
For more information contact:
Michael Dexter conference@gotpike.org

Course Announcement: Four-day Programming 
Tutorial using Pike in Riga, Latvia, October 
18th-21st, 2006

Computer programmers and non-programmers of all 
levels of experience are invited to a special 
four-day Programming Tutorial at the University 
of Latvia during the 2006 Pike Conference this 
October 18th through 21st.

This introductory tutorial will use the Pike 
programming language to introduce new programmers 
to both Pike syntax and object-oriented 
programming concepts. The tutorial will also 
allow experienced Pike developers to expand their 
knowledge and have their questions answered by 
experts.

Topics will include:

Pike language syntax
Functions, statements and data types
Object-Oriented Programs
Working with Strings
Expressions and operators
The Pike Preprocessor
Modules
Error Handling
A Pike Style Guide

The Tutorial is free of charge but registration is required.

For more information: http://conference.gotpike.org

About the Pike Language

Pike is a open source, dynamic, object-oriented 
language with a C-like syntax. It is strictly and 
loosely-typed, and like Java, is converted to 
byte code by its interpreter prior to execution. 
Pike offers a compelling alternative to Java, 
Python, Perl, PHP and Ruby for writing 
multiprotocol Internet applications. The Pike 
home page: http://pike.ida.liu.se

About the University of Latvia

The University of Latvia (www.lu.lv/eng/) opened 
its doors in 1919 after Latvia declared its 
independence, and is Latvia's top academic 
institution. The Pike Conference 2006 is being 
organized with the University of Latvia Linux 
Centre (linux.edu.lv), which will be celebrating 
its one year anniversary one week before the 
conference. The Linux Centre exists to serve 
three functions: to popularize Free and Open 
Source software and break the stereotype that it 
is only for use by computer specialists; to serve 
as a repository of open source knowledge and 
tools; and finally, to distribute open source 
software in Latvia via mirrors and a software 
directory.

Michael Dexter
dexter at ambidexter dot com

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